Natasha F. Bilimoria is the President of Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, where she leads the organization's efforts to educate, engage and mobilize American decision-makers on the important work of Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria to end the worldwide burden of these three diseases. Friends seeks to build a sustained commitment to supporting the Global Fund and the fight against the three diseases by focusing these efforts on decision-makers in Washington. Ms. Bilimoria joined Friends in April 2005 after serving as Senior Public Policy Officer at the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, and has an extensive background working on global health issues, including international HIV/AIDS.
At the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Bilimoria led efforts to ensure maximum funding for global programs to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV, as well as programs to provide care and treatment for entire families. In addition, she was instrumental in expanding the Foundation's focus from programs preventing mother-to-child transmission to comprehensive programs that bring care and treatment to HIV-positive children and adults worldwide.
Prior to that, Ms. Bilimoria spent four years in the Clinton Administration, serving from 2000-2001 as a senior advisor in the U.S. Department of Treasury advising senior Administration officials on domestic economic development issues. From 1999-2000, as policy advisor for the National Economic Council, she formulated and analyzed economic development policies for the Administration's FY2001 federal budget; from 1997-1999 she served as a social science research analyst for the Social Security Administration, where she was a recipient of the Associate Commissioner Awards (1999) for exceptional performance. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago and has a master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania.